The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants to see a new partnership including a free trade agreement between Africa and the European Union.
On Wednesday, Juncker expressed his vision for a more balanced partnership with Africa, versus just development aid to the continent. Juncker said a new economic partnership “would create up to 10 million jobs in Africa in the next five years alone,"
36% of Africa's trade is with the European Union (while it is 16% with China and 6% with the United States). "But this is not enough," Juncker told the European Parliament.